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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 165 165 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 9. (ed. Frank Moore) 69 69 Browse Search
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865 45 45 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 13 13 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 10 10 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 10 10 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 8 8 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 7 7 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 7 7 Browse Search
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2 7 7 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), American Association, the. (search)
all the colonies were bound to act in good faith as those of certain cities and towns had already done, under the penalty of the displeasure of faithful ones. The agreement was embodied in fourteen articles, and was to go into effect on the 1st of December next ensuing. In the second article, the Congress struck a blow at slavery, in the name of their constituents, declaring that, after the 1st day of December next ensuing, they would neither import nor purchase any slave imported after that 1st day of December next ensuing, they would neither import nor purchase any slave imported after that date, and they would in no way be concerned in or abet the slavetrade. Committees were to be appointed in every county, city, and town to enforce compliance with the terms of the association. They also resolved that they would hold no commercial intercourse with any colony in North America that did not accede to these terms, or that should thereafter violate them, but hold such recusants as enemies to their common country. The several articles of the association were adopted unanimously, exc
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
tes service as aides to General McClellan.— Oct. 11. Marshal Kane, of Baltimore, sent to Fort Lafayette.—15. Three steamers despatched from New York after the Confederate steamer Nashville, which escaped from Charleston on the 11th.—23. The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus suspended in the District of Columbia.—30. All the state-prisoners (143) in Fort Lafayette transferred to Fort Warren, Boston Harbor.—Nov. 3. Rising of Union men in eastern Tennessee, who destroy railroad bridges.—Dec. 1. Loyal legislature of Virginia meet at Wheeling.—3. Henry C. Burnett, representative from Kentucky, and John W. Reid, representative from Missouri, expelled from the House of Representatives because of alleged treacherous. acts. Fortifications at Bolivar Point, Galveston Harbor, Tex., destroyed by the United States frigate Santee.—9. The Confederate Congress passed a bill admitting Kentucky into the Southern Confederacy.—20. Confederates destroyed about 100 miles of the North
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cleveland, Grover 1837- (search)
ter. In addition to this, the interest accruing during the current year upon the outstanding bonded indebtedness of the government was to some extent anticipated, and banks selected as depositaries of public money were permitted to somewhat increase their deposits. While the expedients thus employed to release to the people the money lying idle in the Treasury served to avert immediate danger, our surplus revenues have continued to accumulate, the excess for the present year amounting on Dec. 1 to $55,258,701.19, and estimated to reach the sum of $113,000,000 on June 30 next, at which date it is expected that this sum, added to prior accumulations, will swell the surplus in the Treasury to $140,000,000. There seems to be no assurance that, with such a withdrawal from use of the people's circulating medium, our business community may not in the near future be subjected to the same distress which was quite lately produced from the same cause. And while the functions of our nation
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Columbus, Christopher 1435-1536 (search)
land, and get speech with the people. They came to many houses, but found no one and nothing, all having fled. They saw four youths who were digging in the fields, but, as soon as they saw the Christians, they ran away, and could not be overtaken. They marched a long distance, and saw many villages and a most fertile land, with much cultivation and many streams of water. Near one river they saw a canoe dug out of a single tree, 95 palmos long, and capable of carrying 150 persons. Saturday, Dec. 1. They did not depart, because there was still a foul wind, with much rain. The Admiral set up a cross at the entrance of this port, which he called Puerto Santo, on some bare rocks. The point is that which is on the southeast side of the entrance; but he who has to enter should make more over to the northwest; for at the foot of both, near the rock, there are 12 fathoms and a very clean bottom. At the entrance of the port, towards the southeast point, there is a reef of rocks abov
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Grand remonstrance, the. (search)
Grand remonstrance, the. This remarkable document was a statement of the cause of the British Parliament against King Charles I., and was laid before the House of Commons by John Pym in November, 1641. It was adopted after a few days' debate, and was presented to the King on Dec. 1. As a reply, the King undertook the arrest and impeachment of Pym and four of his most active associates on Jan. 3, 1642; withdrew from London in the following week. On Aug. 9 the King issued a proclamation for suppressing the present rebellion under the command of Robert, Earl of Essex, and inaugurated the Civil War by raising his standard at Nottingham on Aug. 22. The remonstrance and its introductory petition are here given in full: Most Gracious Sovereign,—Your Majesty's most humble and faithful subjects the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, do with much thankfulness and joy acknowledge the great mercy and favour of God, in giving your Majesty a safe and peaceful return out
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lawton, Henry Ware 1843- (search)
oad between Bacoor and Imus, and so northward. He everywhere drove the enemy before him and captured a number of towns. On Oct. 19 he reached Arayat, and shortly after made his headquarters at Cabanatuan, from which place he became active in scattering the insurgents through the surrounding country. During November his movements in the pursuit of Aguinaldo were remarkably rapid, and surprised veteran soldiers, as military operations were deemed impossible during the long rainy season. On Dec. 1 he was at Tayng, and on the 16th left Manila for San Mateo. Here, during an engagement on the 19th, he was on the firing-line. Being 6 feet 3 inches in height, and attired in full uniform, he was a conspicuous target for the insurgent sharp-shooters. Hardly had his staff officers warned him of his danger when he suddenly cried, I am shot, and fell dead. In the early part of 1900 his remains were brought back to his native country, and buried with distinguished official honors. The sympa
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McCalla, Bowman Hendry 1844- (search)
McCalla, Bowman Hendry 1844- Naval officer; born in Camden, N. J.. June 19, 1844; was appointed a midshipman in the navy, Nov. 30, 1861; was at the Naval Academy Bowman Hendry McCalla. in 1861-64; promoted ensign, Nov. 1, 1866; master, Dec. 1 following; lieutenant, March 12, 1868; lieutenant-commander, March 26, 1869; commander, Nov. 3, 1884; and captain, March 3, 1899. In 1890, while commander of the Enterprise, he was tried by court-martial on five charges, found guilty, and sentenced to suspension for three years and to retain his number on the list of commanders during suspension. During the war with Spain he was in command of the Marblehead, and so distinguished himself, especially by his services in Guantanamo Bay, that the President cancelled the court-martial's sentence of suspension at the request of the Secretary of the Navy, and the written petition of all his classmates. After his promotion to captain he was given command of the protected cruiser Newark, with or
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Oregon, (search)
tes and Mr. Pakenham for Great Britain, by which the boundary-line was fixed at 49° N. lat. In 1833 immigration to this region, Scene on the Columbia River, discovered by Captain Gray. Oregon Indians. overland, began, and in 1850 many thousands had reached Oregon; but very soon many of the settlers were drawn to California by the gold excitement there. To encourage immigration the Congress, in 1850, passed the donation law, giving to every man who should settle on land there before Dec. 1 of that year 320 acres of land, and to his wife a like number of acres; also, to every man and his wife who should settle on such land between Dec. 1, 1850, and Dec. 1, 1853, 160 acres of land each. Under this law 8,000 claims were registered in Oregon. Settlers in Oregon and in Washington Territory, in 1855, suffered much from Indians, who went in bands to murder and plunder the white people. The savages were so well organized at one time that it was thought the white settlers would be c
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tennessee, (search)
e......Dec. 14, 1863 Fort Pillow captured by Confederates under Gen. N. B. Forrest, and garrison of colored troops annihilated......April 12, 1864 Federals under Gen. A. C. Gillem surprise the Confederate Gen. John H. Morgan at the house of a Mrs. Williams in Greeneville, east Tennessee. In attempting to escape he is killed......Sept. 4, 1864 Federals under Schofield repulse Confederates under Hood at Franklin......Nov. 30, 1864 Federals retire from Franklin and occupy Nashville Dec. 1; Hood advances and partially invests Nashville......Dec. 3-14, 1864 Thomas defeats Hood at Nashville......Dec. 15-16, 1864 Constitutional amendment abolishing slavery framed by a convention which sits at Nashville, Jan. 9 to Jan. 26, 1865, ratified by a vote of the people, 21,104 to 40......Feb. 22, 1865 Legislature ratifies the Thirteenth Amendment......April 5, 1865 President Lincoln dies, Andrew Johnson President......April 15, 1865 Law disfranchising all citizens who have